[Thinkpad] Xubuntu... Or Something Else On TP600

vincentsthinkpad at xemaps.com vincentsthinkpad at xemaps.com
Tue Feb 23 15:22:09 CST 2010


Any thoughts with running Slitaz ? ( http://www.slitaz.org/en/ )

This distro intrigued me because it seems to be lightweight and has
the ability to create a custom live CD.   I wanted to roll my own live
CD enabling me to identify all of the system hardware inside the
machine.   I haven't done it ... yet.


On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 3:45 PM, Simon Royal <simonroyal at live.co.uk> wrote:
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> Hi.
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> I have been running Puppy Linux on my ThinkPad 600 for a few days. It is the best distro I have tried on it in terms of speed, but it is a little limited. The software repositories are small and getting sound to work is a pain.
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> It is a 300Mhz ThinkPad 600 and at present it only has 160MB of RAM. When I first got it, I wanted to run some kind of *buntu distro. I know Ubuntu probably will never run on it, so I was looking around at lighter versions.
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> I ran Crunchbang for a little while, but even that struggled.
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> Would adding another 128MB of RAM make a lot of difference or is it more of the processor speed that is making this machine slow?
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> The hard drive in it is a 4200RPM drive, would upping it to 5400 or 7200RPM drive make any difference? It did in an Apple PowerBook I had about a year ago.
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> Would Xubuntu run comfortable on a 300Mhz with 288MB of RAM?
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> What would your advice be. What do you lot recommend. I don't have any money to buy a new laptop so I need to get as much out of this as I can.
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> Regards
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> Simon Royal
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